Dr. Cecil Jones

Dr. Cecil Jones

Title: Full Professor
Department: Chemistry and Forensic Science
Discipline: Chemistry
Office: Drew Griffith Rm. 223
Phone: 912.358.4453
Fax: 912.358.4956
Email: jonesce@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Cecil L. Jones completed four years of active duty service in the United States Army as an enlisted man and immediately attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he received his B.S. degree in Chemistry. While working on his B.S. degree he entered the Army ROTC program at UAB and was commissioned as an Army Officer. He was strongly encouraged to pursue an advanced degree in chemistry while working in cancer research at the University of South Alabama as a Lab Technician II. He returned to UAB and obtained a doctorate degree specializing in Analytical Chemistry. Dr. Jones accepted a teaching position as an Assistant Professor at Texas Wesleyan University where he was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor. He accepted a position at Savannah State University in December 2005 and remains active in his research of cancer.

Research Interests

Investigations involving cytoprotective enzymes in pancreatic cancer cells, mitochondrial apoptosis and biological thermodynamics.

Education

PhD, Chemistry - University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
BS, Chemistry - University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Awards & Honors

Name: Affordable Learning Textbook Transformation
Organization: University System of Georgia
Date: 1/1/2016


Name: Summer Education for the Economically Disadvantaged
Organization: American Chemical Society
Date: 1/1/2013


Name: MARC U*STAR
Organization: NIH
Date: 1/20/2012
The objective of this grant is to train and prepare students success in graduate programs for professional careers the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Name: Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI)
Organization: NIH
Date: 1/1/2009

Publications

Title: Indirect Measure of Catalase Activity from the Muscle Tissue of a Merlangius Merlangus
Publication Date: 11/1/2014
Publisher: Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones,

Title: Effects of pH and Ionic Strength on the Thermodynamics of Human Serum Albumin-Photosensitizer Binding
Publication Date: 7/14/2012
Publisher: Thermochimica Acta
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones, TiReJe Dickson, Ronald Hayes, Lana Thomas,

Title: Fluorescence Kinetics of Complex Formation between Human Serum Albumin and Zinc-Phthalocyanine Tetrasulfonic Acid
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
Publisher: Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Number: 8-11
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones, Althea Fields, Lana C. Thomas, Sherya Petil, Shanice Biggins,

Title: • Thermodynamic Characterization of Human Serum Albumin Reactions with Metal-Phthalocyanines.
Publication Date: 7/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page Number: 74-77
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones, Lana Thomas, Chekeeta Jones,

Title: Regenerating cellulose from ionic liquids for an accelerated enzymatic hydrolysis
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Biotechnology
Volume: 139
Page Number: 47-54
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Cecil L Jones,

Title: Lipase Dissolution and Stabilization in Ether-Functionalized Ionic Liquids
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Green Chemistry
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Page Number: 1128-1138
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Cecil L Jones, Janet V. Cowins,

Title: Fluorescence and Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yields of Sulfonated Metal-Phthalocyanines
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page Number: 32-36
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones, Karissa Grier, Kelvin Frazier,

Title: Fluorescence Detection and Interactions of Singlet Oxygen
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Publisher: Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Page Number: 43-47
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones, Karissa Grier, Kelvin Frazier,

Title: Circular Dichroism Method for Heat Capacity Determination of Proteins
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Publisher: Journal of Chemical Education
Volume: 83
Issue: 7
Page Number: 1067-1070
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Cecil L Jones, Chris Bailey, Kiran K. Bheemarti,